Ventures Platform Fund, Africa’s early stage fund, has announced the addition of Damilola Teidi as its Head of Platform and Networks.
In this new capacity, Teidi will be leading a team focused on building and ensuring the effective delivery of expertise-driven & system-based post-investment support and value creation for the fund’s portfolio companies.
“I am excited to join the team and build out different elements of the platform and networks practice. The goal is to build scalable support initiatives and harness the value of our collective networks to provide catalytic value to our founders ” says Damilola Teidi.
Before joining Ventures Platform Fund, Teidi served as the Director of Startup Support for Co-creation Hub from January 2018 to September 2022 where she led the design and implementation of strong pan-African programmes that support technology companies in Africa, provided direct support to startups as well as engaged with various key stakeholders to create an enabling ecosystem for high-growth African startups to thrive.
Teidi brings onboard 10+ years of experience working in the technology space in Africa, with most of that time spent working with startups across the continent. She also started her career as a software developer and has had experience running a startup.
According to Kola Aina, General Partner “ VP Fund is thrilled to have Damilola onboard its leadership team. At Ventures Platform, we have always believed in supporting our founders to catalyze their efforts, and we intend to strengthen this as we scale. Hence, we believe that Damilola Teidi’s skill and experience will be an asset in enabling us achieve this goal ”
Ventures Platform Fund is a discovery fund that invests early in mission-driven founders building capital-efficient platforms that democratize prosperity, plug infrastructural gaps, connect underrepresented communities, solve for non-consumption, and improve livelihoods in Africa. The fund prides itself in backing category leaders before they become obvious and are early investors in some of the best performing technology companies on the African continent such as Paystack, Piggyvest, Reliance HMO, Mono, Thrive Agric, Seamless HR and Marketforce. The organization currently has 60+ active companies in its portfolio and recently announced the first close of its $40M fund.